Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Wii

Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
Buy On
  1. It’s a unique title in a lot of aspects. Instead of controlling one player you’re in control of the entire team at all times. It’s a system you’ll struggle with at times, but when you get a hang of it you’ll be awarded with an odd and equally enjoyable soccer experience unlike anything you’ve seen in a long time.
  2. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    61
    There are better sports games on the Wii, and far, far better versions of Pro Evo in the world of videogames. A shame. [Issue#21, p.74]

Awards & Rankings

13
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#38 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
32
#32 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 6, 2010
    6
    An incredibly hard game to get to grips with, however yet very unique in its own way using the wii remote and the nun-chuck to its fullAn incredibly hard game to get to grips with, however yet very unique in its own way using the wii remote and the nun-chuck to its full potential. The Single player campaign mode is very smart in its own way yet confusing, and i hate the annoying complicated compulsory training mode at the start of loading up the game and at various parts of the game. Full Review »
  2. JasonM
    Jun 28, 2008
    8
    This is one of the best football games I have ever played. Your able to make crisp passes. You almost always know who you are passing to. TheThis is one of the best football games I have ever played. Your able to make crisp passes. You almost always know who you are passing to. The controls are completely revolutionary, and easy to learn. The only down side is that PES failed to get licenses for all the national teams and all the European Leagues. So some players and teams have incorrect names. The lack of a Master's League is disappointing, but the Champion's Road mode more than makes up for it. This is a must buy for any football/soccer fan. Full Review »
  3. cycodamo
    Jun 4, 2008
    5
    I really wanted to like this game and part of me appreciates the innovative control method, but ultimately this game is frustrating and feelsI really wanted to like this game and part of me appreciates the innovative control method, but ultimately this game is frustrating and feels like you're never really in control. The most significant problems are:
    1) The fact that you can't defend consistently or with any great control. They could have easily made it that you can manually control a player on defence, and use a button to call others to help like in Pro Evo on PS2.
    2) The camera view looks like you're watching from space, it's so far away, meaning it's hard to see what's going on. And you can't even zoom in or change the camera like you could ad nauseum in previous iterations.
    3) Shooting is done by shaking the nunchuck, which is hardly intuitive and means you can't make quick decisions to snap a shot in a goalbox melee because it takes too long. It would be easier just to push a button. Also, you have no control over where the shot is going and how hard.
    4) Thinking about clicking on players and putting them in space all takes up time that will invariably end in your player being dispossessed of the ball.
    5) Maybe my connection sucks but online play is lagtastic and therefore useless.
    Don't believe the hype.
    Full Review »